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Berlin

Your travel guide for Berlin

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City, country, river: Berlin combines all three points. The German capital is also a federal state and its landscape is dominated by the Spree River and its forests. In the center of Berlin, Germany was once divided and found its way back together peacefully with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Around 3.6 million inhabitants call it home; East and West have formed a unique cultural conglomerate. Berlin is considered a trendsetter in fashion, music and art and has even made a name for itself in the international film scene. The Brandenburg Gate is the architectural trademark of this vibrant metropolis. Art lovers will find what they are looking for in numerous museums; night owls can wander through Berlin’s clubs, pubs and discos until the wee hours of the morning. Families are recommended to visit the zoo and the natural history museum.

Attractions and sights

Guide to Berlin

Reichstag

Reichstag
An equally historic building is the Reichstag. It served as the Reichstag for the German Empire until 1933 and then for the Weimar Republic. Since the extensive renovation and redesign in the years 1991 to 1999, it is the seat of the German parliament. A striking and imposing glass dome rises above the ...

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate
The Brandenburg Gate, built between 1788 and 1793 on the orders of the Prussian King Frederick William II, according to designs by Carl Gotthard Langhans, is undisputedly the city’s landmark. Above all, the golden quadriga created by Johann Gottfried Schadow above the historic Triumph Gate is known throughout the world. In ...

Television Tower in Berlin

Television Tower in Berlin
As a landmark visible from afar, the TV tower characterizes the skyline of the united Berlin. At 368 metres, it is the tallest building in the city. Between the years 1965 and 1969, the TV Tower was built on the territory of the former GDR at Alexanderplatz, the old center of East Berlin. ...

Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt
A visit to the Gendarmenmarkt is an excursion into the history of Berlin. On one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, dating from the 17th century, there are three monumental architectural highlights that define the image of the square. The German Cathedral and the French Cathedral, both dating from ...

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral
A city trip includes a visit to the magnificent Berlin Cathedral. The church building dates from the end of the 19th century and is located on Museum Island. The cathedral is the largest Protestant church in Germany in terms of area. A 98 meter high huge turquoise dome crowns the cathedral. ...